Desert Flower(2009)

Desert Flower (2009)
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In Somalia a 13 year old girl runs away from her mother and an arranged marriage; she moves to London, becomes a model and then the UN spokeswoman against female circumcision

RATINGS

7.4
/10
54
/100

RUNTIME

120 min

AGE RATING

R

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

LANGUAGE

English

DIRECTOR

Sherry Hormann

CAST

Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, Awa Saïd Darar, Roun Daher Aïnan

Plot

Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.